A guy in the audience heard me play “When you laugh,” and asked whether there was a recording available somewhere. I just happened to have a copy of my CD “Why so serious,” which also happens include that song.
He was happy to get it and I was thrilled to make a sale. Even with online distribution now available to independent musicians, it’s nice to cut out the middle-man and make a direct, in-person transaction.
Usually when someone says, “It’s not about the money,” is really is about the money. But most musicians don’t do what they do to get rich. Most barely get by or work a regular job on the side. We write and/or play music because we love it.
However, when someone says they like your original song and then backs it up in a tangible way, like with cash, that’s music to our ears.